HC Deb 11 December 1997 vol 302 c644W
Mr. Alan Simpson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the overall cost of subsidies to industry in the form of(a) tax allowances, (b) direct grants, (c) tied research and infrastructure programmes, (d) business rate exemptions and (e) export credit guarantee payments for the last year for which figures are available. [19817]

Mrs. Liddell

The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.